wrc driver Thierry Neuville:
“When you have a rear-wheel-drive car you always drive sideways, and then you don’t learn to be efficient. All the drivers in WRC who learned with front-wheel drive are the smoother and cleaner drivers. The ones who learned with rear-wheel drive go very sideways.” Thierry, believe it or not, learned via a front-driven Nova.
“And most of our competitors are front-wheel drive. On snow you’d always want four-wheel drive but on high grip surfaces, like the Nürburgring, I’d expect to not have much of an advantage.” There’s a chuckle underlying it all though. I bet they’re trialling it.